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VANESS COX, PH.D.

The Entertainment Scientist

ABOUT

All my life I've been a tv, film, and music aficionado. In 2016, I was fortunate enough to begin doing research on said passions, and I haven't stopped since! Despite Black peoples' high rates of media consumption, research is lacking regarding the effects of media on our psychological well-being. So, my work generally addresses the Black community and how we are represented in and affected by media. My goal is to use my research to inform the creation of TV and film content. I hope to also create my own content, showcasing the diversity of Black stories.